UMaine researchers produce crude oil from wood biomass

“Our facility at the Technology Research Center (TRC) allows us show on industrially relevant scale how we can convert woody biomass into jet fuel.  We are excited that we now do 24 hours per day continuous operations campaigns for 100 hours.

UMaine jet fuel and diesel is made from biomass-derived premium synthetic crude oil. At TRC we now have facilities to produce synthetic crude oil at 100 kg/day “

Hemant Pendse
Director, FBRI; Professor and Department Chair, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Read More about this cutting-edge research on the UMaine News site.

News Center Maine speaks with Pendse about wood-based biofuel manufacturing